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Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

The Power of Presence

Ellen Magnis | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion
Ellen Magnis

To deepen and heal our relationships he guides us to say (to ourselves) as we sit with our loved ones, "Darling, I am here for you. Darling, I know you suffer, and I am here for you."

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

How Edinburgh Taught Me to Be More Present

Melissa Garvey | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

I eventually became happy and grateful for the break from my phone. I felt more relaxed and noticed all the Scottish beauty around me that I was truly able to examine and contemplate. I became grateful for my lack of cell phone service.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 2

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

If our child cries more than we sense is warranted by a current experience (be this a physical tumble or an emotional hurt), it could be that some stored-up feelings are finding release.

4 Steps to Avoiding Burnout as a Single Mom

Brianna Upton | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

Let's be honest, it's not only the pressure of the outside modern world that makes you feel like you must get it all done; we do it to ourselves. It's the reality of, if I don't do it now, who will? That is the area in which burnout is knocking on our door.

Curiosity: Your Super Power for Connection and Impact

Anese Cavanaugh | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact
Anese Cavanaugh

"What's important about that to you?" He asked me over a meal of steak, asparagus, and a bottle of Pellegrino. I told him.

Yom Kippur: The Fortitude of Forgiveness

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion
Jessica R. Dreistadt

This year, I will be observing Yom Kippur in a non-traditional way -- as usual. I typically spend the day alone at the beach, where the rushing waters...

The Root of Procrastination (And How to Change It Now)

Giuliana Cortese | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Giuliana Cortese

When we allow our fear to come up in the present moment, we can accept it as such and stay present. When we choose to be exactly where we are, it's easy to begin what we set out to do. This is the power of Now.

The Greatest Picture I Never Took

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

I began to wonder if I've started "chasing memories" -- deliberately manipulating our actions and behaviors so as to capture the perfect shot.

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

The Scary Disease You Haven't Heard of Yet: Space Fever

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

Think of the last time you showed up to meet friends at a cool new restaurant and beat them there. Did you check out the decor? People watch? Peruse the menu? Maybe, but as soon as the tiniest bit of social anxiety or discomfort creeps in, out comes the iPhone...

33 Days to More Well-Being: A Special Offer for HuffPost Readers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Wherever I go around the world, I see the same hunger to live our lives with more meaning and purpose and less unnecessary stress and burnout. This is the goal of "33 Days of Awakening Through Loyalty to Your Soul," a new online course being offered by the University of Santa Monica, which I'm delighted we have arranged to offer free for HuffPost readers. The class is designed so that on each day of the course, the intention for the day is supported with meditations, videos, podcasts and other resources that help us go deeper. Each day's email has a theme: clarifying our intentions, accepting what we cannot change, putting our thoughts in writing to help us forgive ourselves and others, writing out a gratitude list, dropping grudges and -- my favorite -- realizing that the way we deal with the issue is the issue. When we make these habits part of our daily practice, we can view ourselves and the world with more awareness and more gratitude.

The Space Between the Impulse to Return Home and Feel at Home Where You Are

Antoinette Brock | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Antoinette Brock

Existing in this "space" is real and inevitably results in action. But what choice will you make? And how will you know which choice to make?

The Best Time of Your Life Is... Now

Matt Richardson | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

We look forward toward possibility and freedom and then backwards towards opportunities mishandled. Only in those rare blissful instances where we are totally present and grateful, when everything comes perfectly together, do we acknowledge that now is the best time of our lives.

The Power of Presence in Our Lives

Tracy Crossley | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

The realization hit me that I'd allowed all of this to distract me, take me out of presence and into a place where I wasn't really dealing with me. As it shielded me from me (and my true feelings), it created underlying stress.

5 Steps Toward Parental Perfection

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Most of us are in the pursuit of perfection, but how many among us would know what to do with it if we ever actually attained it? Despite this, we continue to chase it.

An Experiment in Vulnerability: Pause-a-tive Attention

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael O'Meara

By pausing and offering a genuine compliment, you invite a two-way experiment in vulnerability, both to you and whoever is giving or receiving the compliment. It's one thing to ask for a compliment. It's another to receive it fully without deflection. When we are vulnerable we let our guard down to connect and fulfill one of our deepest human needs.

Be Present. Be Content.

Harper Spero | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

It's important to have life goals and to strive for excellence, but it's also important to be content with where you are in the present moment.

Are Spanx Causing Vocal Fry?

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

I've been teaching presentation skills to professionals and educators in NYC consistently for the past few years. During every class my students need ...

In Praise of Teachers and Social Media

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

We truly live in an amazing time, in which we have the powerful potential to connect with one another by way of the very tools that also threaten to separate us. Let my story be a reminder that social media is a tool, just like a hammer.

Trance of 'Unreal Other'

Tara Brach | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The truth is: Without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.

Does Conscious Living Lead to Conscious Dying?

Michael J. Formica | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

Maintaining an acute awareness of our own impermanence as material beings allows us to live every moment as if it were our last and, in doing so, we get to squeeze the juice out of each and every one.